Hollywood Private Hospital Construction

Hollywood Private Hospital – Construction Management and Complaints Procedure 

In October 2018, the Joint Development Assessment Panel approved a new 5-storey consulting centre at Hollywood Private Hospital. The construction for this development is currently under-way and the following extracts from the relevant sections of the Construction Management Plan have been provided below for the benefit of nearby residents.   

Vibration Control and Monitoring:  

Construction plant will be fitted with appropriate noise emission and vibration control equipment to minimise undue impact on nearby residences. Construction activities identified to have the potential to cause significant vibratory energy will trigger the implementation of vibration mitigation measures. For example, during compaction activities strategies to mitigate vibration may include the use of static rolling or oscillating rolling techniques/functions or rolling in a parallel motion to any adjoining sensitive residences. Vibration monitoring will be completed by the project team where activities have the potential to unduly impact nearby residences.  

Dust Control:  

Dust generation will require particular attention considering the project location, surrounded by occupied buildings and pedestrian arterial links between hospital buildings. During demolition activities a mist sprayer will be utilised as a means of suppression and/or containment. In addition to this, during demolition and earth/road works a hoseman will be at the point of operation to provide additional suppression. Adequate temporary drainage will be kept clear to allow water to drain from temporary roads and work areas should there be heavy rain.  

Noise control:  

Construction activities that generate noise are permitted from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday only. Noisy construction work undertaken outside of these hours can only be done so under the guidance of a Noise Management Plan approved by the CEO of the City of Nedlands. Such an approval is only considered where the works are reasonably justified and will include written notification to any residents likely to be impacted by the noise from early works. Georgiou anticipates that this would be on a very infrequent basis.  

The majority of the construction works will be performed in excess of 100m from the closest residential street (Verdun Street) and noise levels on site will be kept within the requirements of Regulation 13 of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997. All machinery used by subcontractors on site will be the quietest reasonably available and construction works will be carried out in accordance with the control of environmental noise practices outlined in AS 2436-2010 Guide to noise and vibration control on construction, maintenance and demolition sites.    

Where possible Georgiou will utilise design and construction methods that reduce noise. As an example, precast/AFS concrete walls can be used in lieu of insitu concrete to reduce onsite manufacture of formwork and its associated noise.  

Due consideration shall also be given to the amenity of adjacent building users during normal business days. Georgiou has considered material delivery routes to reduce traffic on minor road in order to reduce noise impact on local residents.  

If you note a breach to the above – please record the date and time of said breach and notify the City of Nedlands for the City to investigate further.  Please note that traffic associated with the construction is not covered by the noise regulations nor the construction management plan.   

Access to the site  

Previous developments on the campus have used either Monash Avenue of Verdun Street as their primary means of entry and exit depending on the location of the development within the Campus.  

Georgiou has had a traffic management plan approved by the City with the objective of directing traffic, as early as possible to roads higher in the Road Hierarchy as determined by Main Roads Western Australia with consideration for dwellings along the proposed route.  

All construction vehicles are required to enter the site using the route of Aberdare Road west bound – Smyth Road south bound – Verdun Street east bound with right turn into the site. The vehicles are then to exit the site using the temporary crossover then travel Verdun Street west bound – Smyth Road north bound – Aberdare Road east bound.   

Use of other side streets (such as Croydon and Burwood) is not permitted by construction vehicles. Unauthorised use of these streets including idling and parking of construction vehicles (including on verges) will be monitored more closely by the City due to the number of complaints received and infringements issued to drivers and Georgiou for these breaches. Please refer to the complaints section below for more information.  

Parking for contractors  

A minimal amount of parking will be provided on site for full time staff and visitors. However, no site parking will be provided by Georgiou for its contractors due to space limitations. Parking options will be presented to contractors including use of the paid parking on site and the multi-storey car park. Further ongoing negotiations with Georgiou and Ramsay will continue.  

Other options for parking or use of public transport are available near the site including: 

  • Paid all day parking at Rosalie Park. 
  • Shenton Park train station 
  • 999 bus route 

All options will be presented to Contractors during tender and will be reinforced with the workforce at mandatory site inductions and prestart meetings. Illegal parking will need to be reported to the City of Nedlands Rangers team on 9273 3500.   

Noise, Dust and Vibrations and Breach of Traffic Management Complaints  

Should you wish to make a complaint regarding a breach – we advise contacting Georgiou representatives in the first instance.   

Project/Site Manager  

Rob Rowe – 0408 805 327 

If you believe that inadequate action has been taken by Georgiou following your complaint to them, please contact the City of Nedlands. Please note that for the City to take effective compliance action, we have prepared a form for you to use which will help us take appropriate enforcement action.